Joshua Rhett Miller, New York Post, March 4, 2021
A retired Connecticut cop was killed in a single-punch attack while vacationing in Las Vegas, police said.
Thomas Driscoll, a 22-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police, died early Sunday from head and neck injuries after being attacked by a stranger who police say followed the ex-cop and a woman on a pedestrian bridge on the Las Vegas Strip, police said.
An arrest report obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal indicates Driscoll, 57, was on a walkway near Bally’s with a woman when they passed a group of men.
One man in the group, identified by cops as Brandon Leath, 33, made a remark about Driscoll and the woman walking through them, prompting Leath to run up on the pair and then wait for the retired cop at the bottom of an escalator, police said.
Leath allegedly punched Driscoll, sending the retired cop to the ground. Driscoll was later pronounced dead at a hospital and a coroner ruled his death a homicide.
Leath, who was later arrested near The Mirage, acknowledged being at the pedestrian walkway where Driscoll was attacked but denied punching him, police said.